‘Prolific’ tagger must spend 80 hours cleaning up graffiti in Seattle
SEATTLE — A graffiti tagger who was accused of causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to public and private property in Seattle has been ordered to spend 80 hours cleaning up graffiti in the city, according to a plea agreement.
Casey Cain, 37, entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of malicious mischief and will avoid further jail time in exchange for the community service ordered by the court.
Cain’s graffiti tag “EAGER” has been painted thousands of times on buildings and public infrastructure around Seattle.
In a sentencing order, King County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Atchison suspended a jail sentence and ordered Cain to complete 80 hours of graffiti abatement. The sentencing agreement does not require Cain to pay restitution to the business and property owners whose buildings were damaged.
Cain’s attorney, Hana Yamahiro, argued that Cain has had “significant positive life changes” since his arrest.
“Casey has participated in numerous art shows, designed multiple skate parks in the city, started designing clothing, and was hired to design the logo for Off the Rez Café food trucks,” Yamahiro wrote in a sentencing memorandum.